US Navy identifies 1 dead, 9 missing USS McCain sailors

By REUTERS
August 24, 2017 16:47

SINGAPORE - The US Navy on Thursday confirmed the identity of one sailor killed after the warship USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia, and of nine missing sailors.

"After more than 80 hours of multinational search efforts, the US Navy suspended search and rescue efforts for missing USS John S. McCain sailors in an approximately 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore," the US Seventh Fleet said on its website.

US Navy and Marine Corps divers will continue search efforts inside flooded compartments in the ship for the missing Sailors.


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